The acai berry
The acai berry, you hear about it more and more lately. But what exactly is it, why is it so healthy, and how do you best use this superfood? Acai powder is made from freeze-dried Acai berries.These berries from South America contain a great amount of antioxidants. In addition to this high concentration of antioxidants, the berry also contains vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C, calcium and iron.
Production and origin
Acai berries grow on the Acai tree or Euterpe Oleracea, a 20 to 30-meter-high palm tree that mainly grows in Central and South America.For thousands of years, Acai berries have been harvested and eaten by the local population. To prevent spoilage, the berries are immediately freeze-dried after harvesting and ground into powder. In this way, all the nutrients remain optimally preserved.
You've probably already seen this popular berry on your Instagram feed as one of the main ingredients in a smoothie bowl. We too have experimented with this berry and turned it into the delicious Xavies' smoothie bowl. View the recipe here and definitely try it yourself!